My Cubs : a love story / Scott Simon.

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      Summary: "NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured--and now triumphant--franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century--until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation"-- Provided by publisher.
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      SIMON, S. My Cubs : a love story. [s. l.]: Blue Rider Press, 2017. ISBN 9780735218031. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 ago. 2020.
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      Simon S. My Cubs : A Love Story. Blue Rider Press; 2017. Accessed August 12, 2020.
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      Simon, S. (2017). My Cubs : a love story. Blue Rider Press.
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      Simon, Scott. 2017. My Cubs : A Love Story. Blue Rider Press.
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      Simon, S. (2017) My Cubs : a love story. Blue Rider Press. Available at: (Accessed: 12 August 2020).
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      Simon, S 2017, My Cubs : a love story, Blue Rider Press, viewed 12 August 2020, .
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      Simon, Scott. My Cubs : A Love Story. Blue Rider Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
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      Simon, Scott. My Cubs : A Love Story. Blue Rider Press, 2017.
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      Simon S. My Cubs : a love story [Internet]. Blue Rider Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 12]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2

*Starred Review* The host of NPR's Weekend Edition has traveled the world and seen some of its most beautiful vistas but flatly states the most breathtaking sight is Chicago's Wrigley Field. Growing up in Chicago, Simon attended school a few blocks from the Cubs' home field; he and his friends would mimic their baseball heroes, pretending they possessed the sweet swing of Billy Williams or the solid upright stance of Ron Santo. Legendary Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, originator of the jubilant "Hey Hey!" home-run call, was even Simon's godfather. (Simon says he met a woman who claimed to know that a man was from Chicago if he yelled "Hey Hey!" at the moment of climax.) This very entertaining recollection of Simon's baseball love affair covers years of just plain lousy baseball, flare-ups of competence (never sustained), and the heartbreak of 1969's September collapse, as well the infamous playoff in 2003, when a fan, Steve Bartman, possibly interfered with Moises Alou's attempt to catch a foul ball. There will be many books about the Cubs' 2016 World Series win, but it's doubtful any will surpass Simon's for humor, poignancy, and, well, love. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 April #1

The Chicago Cubs are notorious for being known as the "lovable losers"—a team that continued to lose for so many years that some believed they would never win another championship. Having last won a World Series in 1908, the Cubs were the only Major League Baseball team that had not won a championship in over a century; the 2016 Cubs changed all that. Journalist Simon (NPR's Weekend Edition), a lifelong, die-hard Cubs fan, has written a personal reflection of his beloved Cubs and the journey to the championship season. As a passionate fan, Simon takes readers through a sometimes emotional trip down Cubs history, exploring the roller-coaster ride fans have been experiencing for several years. Considering the "Billy Goat" curse, black cats, and the incident with fan Steve Bartman, along with hope-filled teams that included players Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Lou Brock, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo, Simon paints the picture of what it was like to take the good with the bad. VERDICT Longtime Cubs fans will relate to Simon's story, which makes for a quick and illuminating read.—Gus Palas, Ela Area P.L., Lake Zurich, IL

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.